Boris Johnson speech at LFA 20.06.08


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words and audio Beatrice Galilee

The new mayor of London, Boris Johnson received a warm reception at the opening of the London Festival of Architecture last night where he spoke of his ambition for the city, his admiration for crashed motherships, funkapolitan street furniture and his dreams of cycle superhighways, urban hills, and a pedestrian boulevard linking the parks of London. He gave a significant nod to Richard Rogers to maintain his position as architectural advisor, describing him as his Agrippa. Icon was amongst those assembled in the courtyard of Somerset House for his inaugural talk to the architectural community and recorded the whole thing, complete with a few genuine giggles.

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